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Virtual Half Term Activities April 2021

Virtual Half-Term Activities for April & Easter of 2021

With April half-term fast approaching, parents won’t have the same flexibility they would have done in the past. With Covid restrictions and safety still paramount, options are far more limited than they used to be – with exception to one area: virtual half-term activities.

 

We run virtual half-term activities for kids who want to get ahead and have fun with tech. Whether it’s coding, gaming, engineering, or design, there’s something at FunTech to suit kids aged 7 through to 16 years old.

 

The Easter half-term holidays present a great opportunity for kids to learn how to do new and fun challenges in a virtual environment. With classes spread over two weeks, your child can spend a few hours in the day in a virtual learning environment, with lots of time left over to get out in the fresh air.

 

By using our innovative digital platforms and led by a subject-specialist tutor, your child can learn to code and design their own video games in small class sizes. Kids can learn awesome new tech skills in a fun and safe environment.

 

 

Virtual half-term activities for Easter 2021

1. Minecraft with Mods (ages 7 to 10)

This creative and fun Minecraft virtual activity club is packed full of fun learning activities, experimentation, problem solving and creativity. Once your child has mastered the secrets of Minecraft such as brewing potions and conquering the Nether – they will learn how to Mod a variety of different items that will take their Minecraft skills way beyond the basics.

2. Scratch Coding (ages 7 to 10)

Whilst the theory and logic of coding has remained the same for decades, methods have evolved significantly. These Scratch virtual half-term activities over the April Easter holidays are ideal for kids new to coding. Scratch is a fantastic visual-based coding editor which enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun!

3. Minecraft Engineering with Redstone (ages 9 to 12)

With these virtual Easter activity classes, your child will start their online lessons using Redstone energy to create the different logic gates. They will then learn how these logic gates can be combined to create different circuits and complex electronic items such as calculators, elevators and more. They’ll use all the skills they learn to design and build an amazing adventure course full of challenges, surprises and puzzles that players must navigate through!

4. Roblox Game Developer (ages 9 to 12)

We take the popular gaming platform Roblox to teach digital skills and programming concepts to children in one of the our more popular courses for virtual half-term activities at Easter. Whether your kid is new to Roblox or a regular gamer, they will learn how to create an obstacle course and kart racing game during a fun week of experimentation, creativity and real-world physics.

5. Indie Game Developer (ages 9 to 13)

These online activities at Easter are more focussed on app development but is also a great introduction to game design. We use hands-on exercises and projects to teach your child the skills and techniques required to design and build an interactive game. They’ll get an introduction to core coding concepts and learn how to export and publish their game on the web.

6. 3D Game Design (ages 10 to 14)

From the fundamentals of game design to essential 3D game programming concepts, your child will learn the skills required to develop a seriously impressive multi-platform video game. This virtual camp is packed full of structured learning, practical exercises and projects guaranteed to capture the imagination and unleash creativity.

7. Python Coder (ages 10 to 16)

This virtual Easter holiday camp will teach your child how to code and then implement what they have learned through fun, practical exercises and projects resulting in their ability to create Python projects with confidence.

8. Python Game Developer (ages 11 to 16)

This Easter activity offers online classes, but in a more advanced format. Ideally these classes will suit kids who already have some coding experience and are looking to progress the next level. Your child will learn the power of object-oriented programming and apply these skills to create an impressive collection of interactive 2D games.

9. Java Coder (ages 11 to 16)

Our fast-paced Java lessons teach your child how to code, edit and problem-solve in a structured and methodical manner from the ground up. Once you child has mastered the core coding constructs, we present them with oodles of fun practical exercises and projects for variety of different scenarios.

 

 

How FunTech is different from other virtual activities at Easter half-term

 

We understand that plans can change, which is why we offer a camp swap service. This let you swap your child’s virtual half-term activities this Easter for a different one up to 2 weeks before the original start date.

 

We also accept Childcare vouchers and Tax-Free childcare, can work to International time zones.

 

We also work out cheaper than other online learning programs when you consider the amount of actual tutor time the children have.

 

With Easter half-term fast approaching, book now as spaces are filling up fast.

 

Our expert tutors will lead your child through the course content, meaning there is real-time feedback. The FunTech tutors are live and always on hand to help and analyse your child’s progress.

  • Kids are able to ask questions, hear the answers, and more:
  • Instant audio and text communication
  • Ability to chat with the class or privately to a tutor
  • Kids can follow tutors through the course and see practical demonstrations
  • Screen sharing and remote access available
  • A maximum of 12 students per classroom for focussed lessons
  • Immediate and intuitive feedback from tutors.
  • With classes being very small it means our tutors can give your child the attention needed to truly learn how to code and master other technical disciplines.

 

The FunTech tutors are able to see your child’s screen constantly so can guide and step in at any point. It also means they can focus on helping your child if they start to get distracted, or complete tasks before their classmates.

 

It’s what sets our virtual Easter half-term activities apart from so many others – it’s real time, with real tutors, and real classmates.

Marc